St Francis of Assisi, Saxon Green

The Parish of St. Francis of Assisi, Saxon Green serves the areas of Sydenham and Bower on the west side of Bridgwater town. It's boundaries comprise of the M5, Bath Road, the Railway line and the River Parrett. 

The Church was built in 1959 when the housing estates in the area were built and there are members who can remember the building being consecrated by the Bishop of the time. 

The Parish has a full time priest, The Revd Catherine Carlyon and Mr Gerald Swayne serves as a Reader. In addition, we are supported by local retired priests in the area. 

"The parish of Bridgwater: St Francis is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Bath & Wells’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services."

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The Revd Catherine Carlyon

The Vicarage, Saxon Green, Bridgwater


Parish Eucharist / Morning Worship

Every Sunday at 10 a.m. for 1hr
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Saxon Green

We are open for weekly worship at 10am each week. With the relaxation of Covid restrictions we are now able to accommodate up to 100 people. There are some pews reserved for those who wish to continue to socially distance. We ask that people continue to use the hand sanitiser and facemarks, particularly when singing.

We are permitted to have congregational singing and communion is now given in both kinds by intinction when the priest will dip the wafer into the wine before placing it into the recipients hand.

Lighthouse club for children starts at 10am in the large hall, but on the 1st Sunday each month join the main congregation for a themed and participative worship.

The service will commence at 10am and last for approximately 1 hour.

Live streamed service Eucharist/Holy Communion Choir Singing Common Worship Refreshments served Gluten-free communion